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Dr. Julianne Malveau to Speak on 'Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation's Future' at MCLA

03/21/2011

NORTH ADAMS, MA - In honor of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of North Carolina's Bennett College for Women, as she speaks on "Economics and Race: Perspectives on our Nation's Future," on Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218. 

The event, to be presented jointly by MCLA's Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, the Center for Multicultural Education and the Susan B. Anthony Women's Center, is free and open to the public.  

Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the 15th president of Bennett College. She has been described by historian Dr. Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country."  Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st century America. 

As a writer and a syndicated columnist, her work appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine, and The Progressive. Her weekly columns appear in numerous newspapers across the country including The Los Angeles Times, The Charlotte Observer, The New Orleans Tribune, The Detroit Free Press and The San Francisco Examiner. 

Her regular appearances on national network programs include those on CNN, BET, as well as on Howard University's Television show, "Evening Exchange." Malveaux also has appeared on PBS's "To The Contrary," ABC's "Politically Incorrect," Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" and stations such as C-SPAN, MSNBC and CNBC. In addition, she has hosted talk radio programs in Washington, San Francisco and New York.

Malveaux's academic work is included in numerous papers, studies and publications. She is the editor of "Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues;" the co-editor of "Slipping through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women, "and recently co-edited "The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism."  

She is the author of two anthologies: "Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist," and "Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll."  Malveaux most recently is the co-author of "Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face."

A committed activist and civic leader, Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC, and the Liberian Education Trust. 

She received her BA and MA degrees in economics from Boston College, and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A native San Franciscan, she is the founder/ thought leader of Last Word Productions, Inc., a multimedia production company headquartered in Washington, DC.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/blackhistorymonthwomenshistorymonthlecture